2015 Summer Housing Programs


All current students planning to stay on campus for the summer will be staying at Charles Landing.  Students must complete the Summer 2015 Housing Application on the housing portal; starrez.risd.edu, by May 1st.

Students will be able to move into their apartment on June 1st and will move to their Fall Assignment on August 22nd.

Summer Housing Fee: $2,010



Summer Foundation Studies is a program for Transfer and Graduate Students administered through the Foundation Studies department  from June 19th through August 2nd.

Summer Foundation Studies Room and Board Rates

Room Type




Shared Room 




Single Room 




Private Apartment 




Find information about Foundation Studies Orientation here: RISD 2015 Summer Orientation

Overnight Parking

Long term parking spaces at Charles Landing may be rented for $10 per day, $60 per week or $300 for a six-week summer program. Parking passes may be acquired at the Residence Life Office located at 30 Waterman Street.



This program is administered through the Division of Continuing Education. For details and information about RISD Pre-College, please refer to the Pre-College website.



These 2, 3, or 6 week programs are administered through the Continuing Education office and run from June 27th through August 8th.

How to Apply for Housing

After you have applied and been accepted to the program, the Residence Life Office will email details and instructions for applying for housing. All Summer Studies Students MUST follow the directions and link that will be sent to them via email for access to the housing application process.

Summer Studies Room and Board Rates

Housing and Dining fees for six week stays are identical to those for the Summer Foundation studies 6 week program (see above).  Stays less than six weeks are charged PER WEEK at:

Room Type

Fee per week

Meals per week

Total per week

 Shared Loft w/ 5-meal block 




Shared Loft w/ full meal plan




Private Loft (w/5-meal plan) 




Private Loft (w/full meal plan) 






Gender Inclusive Housing

We do not restrict roommate pairings based on sex, gender identity or gender expression. This means that any student can choose to live with one another, regardless of sex, gender identity or gender expression, in a shared room. However, the Residence Life Office will only honor a request mutually made by all parties.  If you are interested in gender inclusive housing option we can provide you with a personal and confidential assessment of the available options. Please email Associate Director of Residence Life; Josh Peipock at jpeipock@risd.edu.

Meal Plans

All summer students are required to have a meal plan during their stay. Students living in Traditional or Suite style rooms must have a Full Meal Plan.  Students in Apartment style Housing may choose to have a five meal per week plan.

Special Accommodations

Students who have medical, psychological or disability related conditions may apply for a housing accommodation. The submitted request and supporting documentation are reviewed carefully on a case by case basis by the Medical Accommodation Committee. Documentation consists of a written evaluation by an appropriate professional (not a relative of the student) that explains the nature of the condition and why the condition results in a need for housing accommodation(s). Students must complete all forms in their entirety and submit them to the Residence Life office, each summer before the deadline of June 8th or soon after identifying the need (based on date of diagnosis, change in status, etc.). Part of the committee's consideration is the written documentation by the treating professional. A follow‐up conversation with the student and the treating professional by a member of the Health Services and/or Counseling staff may be necessary in some instances. Residence Life and RISD cannot guarantee that students will be provided their preferred accommodation choices, but if a student's preferred choice is not granted RISD will provide equally effective alternatives subject to limitations as outlined in the Student Handbook or our wellness section

The forms can be found at the top of the sidebar on this page.

Long-term parking spaces at Charles Landing may be rented for $10 per day, $60 per week or $300 for a six-week summer program. Rentals are arranged at the Residence Life office.


Graduates let loose at the close of RISD's colorful outdoor Commencement.